Book Launch: Displacement, Development, and Climate Change: International organizations moving beyond their mandates | University of Oxford

Book Launch: Displacement, Development, and Climate Change: International organizations moving beyond their mandates

Speakers
Dr Nina Hall, Mr Sam Daws, Mr Achim Steiner, Professor Alexander Betts
Event date
Event time
17:30
Venue
Blavatnik School of Government
Walton Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6AH
Venue details

Lecture Theatre 2

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Climate change is increasing the frequency of natural disasters and undermining development efforts. How are international development and humanitarian organizations adapting to climate change? In this talk, Hall will look at the responses of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the United Nations Development Programme and the International Organization for Migration. She will identify changes in their organizational rhetoric, policy, structure, operations and overall mandate to address climate change. Hall will argue that international bureaucrats can play an important role in mandate expansion, influencing whether and how to expand and lobbying states to endorse this expansion.